TUESDAY, APRIL 14 & WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15
6:00 p.m. at Des Peres Hospital
Pain in a joint often arises due to cartilage damage, either from injury or general wear and tear. As a result, the joint becomes less mobile and even more painful. Learn the causes, symptoms and treatment alternatives for knee and hip osteoarthritis pain, including therapy, diet, medications and surgical techniques. Call 1-888-457-5203 to register. All classes held at Des Peres Hospital in Conference Room 2. Next two sessions are April 14 with Dr. Corey Solman and April 15 with Dr. Leo Whiteside.
Simone Valle, email@example.com, Des Peres Hospital, 314-966-9695, www.despereshospital.com
FRIDAY, APRIL 24
8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The Power of Play conference will address the neuroscience of play and how to put play into work, have more fun in your office, and offer " tools for taboos" when dealing with sex and death in therapy. 4.5 hours CEUs available.
Beth Quick-Andrews, firstname.lastname@example.org, Psychotherapy Saint Louis, 314-416-2260, www.psychotherapysaintlouis.org
SATURDAY, MAY 2
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m at Lindenwood University
In honor of Older Americans Month, the Lindenwood Gerontology Program will host a networking brunch, "Wellness & Aging", at the Student-Athlete Center (Vandalia Room) on Lindenwood's St Charles Campus. This is a free event. Please RSVP to Elizabeth Wikoff, Director of Alumni Relations at 636-949-4975 or email email@example.com.
Yvonnda Ford, firstname.lastname@example.org, Lindenwood University, 636-627-2569, www.lindenwood.edu
SATURDAY, MAY 2
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Walgreens
St. Louis Health Equipment Lending Program (St. Louis H.E.L.P.) medical equipment donation drive at 12 area-wide Walgreens. We accept tax-deductible donations of manual and power wheelchairs, electric hospital beds, shower chairs, canes/crutches/walkers, grab bars, elevated toilet seats, portable commodes, lift chairs, seating cushions, back supports, folding ramps. See www.stlhelp.org for Walgreens locations.
Liz Cannon, email@example.com. St. Louis HELP, 314-567-4700, www.stlhelp.org
WEDNESDAY, MAY 6
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Salem United Methodist
World of Wellness Health Fair for Older Adults will take place at the Salem United Methodist Church located at 14825 Manchester Road, Ballwin, MO 63011. The Department of Human Services' Saint Louis County Older Resident Programs, CORP, is sponsoring this event to help seniors learn tools to increase energy, decrease stress, and improve wellbeing. In addition to information tables and demonstrations, the event also offers healthy living tips and blood pressure screenings. Call 314-615-4516 for more information about the World of Wellness Health Fair or to connect to services that promote independence to Saint Louis County Seniors living in their own homes.
Kylie Christanell, firstname.lastname@example.org, Saint Louis County Older Resident Programs, 314-615-4516, www.stlouisco.com
FRIDAY, MAY 8
11:30 a.m. at Dolan Memory Care
May's Find Out Friday will feature Jan McGillick presenting "Social Model and Memory Care." Please RSVP by calling 314-966-8077 or email Logan at Leckhardt@yourestatematters.com. Seating is limited.
Logan Eckhardt, Leckhardt@yourestatematters.com, Amen, Gantner & Capriano - Attorneys at Law, 314-966-8077, www.yourestatematters.com
WEDNESDAY, MAY 20
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Green Park Senior Living
Spring Into Health & Wellness Fair. Free blood pressures, raffle drawings, popcorn. The Advanced 360 at Green Park will be hosting this event along with Walgreens, South County YMCA, Amedisys Health Care, Rehab Care, Mehlville Fire Department, Area Agency on Aging and many more. There will also be a Job Fair table. We are currently looking for motivated Nurses and Certified Nurses Aids. Green Park Senior Living, 9300 Green Park Road, St Louis, MO 63123.
Lorie Springkamper, Lspringkamper@cha-corp.com, Green Park Senior Living & Advanced 360 Rehabilitation, 314-704-8580, www.communicarehealth.com
THURSDAY MAY 21 - TUESDAY MAY 26
Calling all Athletes (and Volunteers)! Senior Olympics Signing Up Sportsmen - and Women - 50 or Better! The St. Louis Senior Olympics, the regional competition for athletes aged 50 and older, is actively seeking applications for athletes to participate in more than 90 individual and team events over Memorial Day Weekend. From basketball to bocce; soccer, softball and shuffleboard; to tap dancing, tennis and track - the Senior Olympics engage more than 1,100 athletes and hundreds of volunteers at thirteen different venues across the St. Louis area. The events are open to everyone. Athletes must be at least 50 years old, but there is no maximum age! To register or volunteer, view a complete list of events and venues, or to get more information, visit stlouisseniorolympics.org or call 314.442.3279. Paper registration forms are available at the J in Creve Coeur and Chesterfield, Dierbergs stores, St. Louis County Library branches and select Fitness Clubs, Specialty stores and Senior Centers throughout the area. Deadline for early registration rates is April 6; final registration deadline is May 4.
Sarah Rubin, email@example.com, St. Louis Senior Olympics,
FRIDAY, MAY 29
8:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m. at SWIC
Mark your calendars for the 2015 Healthy Living Expo "Head to Toe" event at Southwestern Illinois College, 2500 Carlyle Avenue in Belleville, Illinois. Free admission and free parking with shuttle from parking lot to the door. Free health screenings including cholesterol/glucose finger sticks, bond density, pulse ox, balance assessment, drivers' rehab, blood pressure and heart risk assessment. For more information on sponsorship opportunities or to participate as a vendor visit www.AgeSmart.org.
Tamara Stancil, firstname.lastname@example.org, AgeSmart Community Resources, 618-222-2561, www.agesmart.org
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17
At Med Post, Ellisville
Help save a life at the blood drive sponsored by Anchor Health Care and Med Post Urgent Care in conjunction with the American Red Cross.. The blood drive will take place in the afternoon. It will be held at Med Post Urgent Care, 15420 Manchester Road, Ellisville, MO 63011. To sign-up please call Bob Zangas at 314-324-6616 or e-mail email@example.com or Angie Soltysiak at 636-220-9728 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please consider donating as blood is always in short supply in the summertime. Thank you.
Bob Zangas, email@example.com, Anchor Health Care, 314-843-6616, www.anchorhealthcarestl.com
SATURDAY, JUNE 27
8:30 a.m. in Forest Park
Compassionate Nursing Services is a proud sponsor of the 2015 ALS Walk to help support the fight to defeat ALS. The walk starts at 8:30 a.m. in Forest Park near the Visitors & Education Center. Everyone is welcome to join the walk and if you would like to help sponsor our team please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org This is our 3rd year to sponsor and for every dollar raised Compassionate will match with respite hours. Help Compassionate Nursing Service support our local Association and those here in St. Louis struggling with ALS.
Matt Skaggs, email@example.com, Compassionate Nursing Services, 314-432-4312, www.compassionllc.com
AUGUST 17, 18, 19
At the Lodge of the Four Seasons
"Set Sail for the Future" Missouri Association of Area Agencies on Aging will host the 12th Annual Show Me Summit on Aging and Health at The Lodge of Four Seasons in Lake Ozark, MO. The Show Me Summit on Aging and Health is the premier senior event of the year. Additional details on training and educational presentations can be found at www.ma4web.org.
Catherine Edwards, firstname.lastname@example.org, Missouri Association of Area Agencies on Aging, 573-619-6185, www.ma4web.org
ONGOING WEEKLY EXERCISE
Mornings at Mascoutah Senior Center
The Mascoutah Senior Center will begin offering classes in Ageless Grace, a fitness program based on the ability of the brain and central nervous system to change form and function. All exercises are performed in a chair and are designed to prevent both mental and physical aging. The 21 movements are designed to increase joint mobility, spinal flexibility, right-left brain coordination, bone density cognitive function, balance, self-esteem and playfulness. Thirty minute classes will be offered on Mondays and Wednesdays and 10 minute classes Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Details available on their website, Mascoutahseniorcenter.org. Sandra Hakanson, email@example.com, Mascoutah Senior Services Program, 618-566-8758, mascoutahseniorcenter.org